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IAI Fine Arts THEA 101: Introduction to Theater

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

THEA 101 is an introductory course which focuses on drama as a performing art. Students will examine representative plays and study the historical, social, cultural, aesthetic, and technical aspects of theatrical expression. 3 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - F1 907

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

THEA 104: Acting I

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at ENGL 099/101 or higher

Fundamentals of acting: concentration, observation, playing action and other basics are introduced through acting exercises, improvisations, and scene study. Major acting proponents from Meisner, Stanislavski, and Shurtleff, will be used as the basis for helping the actor acquire the craft in order to create believable characters. 3 credit hours
IAI Major Code - TA 914

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

THEA 204: Acting II

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101

Designed to offer the student advanced training in the art of acting with regard to play analysis, believable character creation, implementation of acting skills as applied to a variety of texts and styles, and the practice of the three elements of acting (body, voice and mind). This course meets 5 hours for 3 hours credit. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.